Generous God

We are children of God's abundant grace. God is a giver of life (I John 5:11). The Father gave his son (John 3:16). The Son gave his life for us (John 10). It is the Spirit who gives life to us (John 6: 63).

As children of God we have had our original DNA (the image of God) revitalized in redemption thus we will naturally resemble our God. This means that we are most alive when we are giving.

There are multiple ways to give. For four weeks we are focusing on giving financially of our income and wealth. The Bible is very clear on the motivations to give. It begins with worship. God has made it easy for us by establishing the firstfruits principle so that we always acknowledge him as our Provider (Jehovah Jireh). Jesus reminds us that giving has a way of keeping us free from idols and unholy attachments in life. And finally, giving is God's way of allowing us to participate in his gospel advance.

Giving as Worship

Psalm 96

Giving as Trusting God

Leviticus 23:9-14

Giving as Liberation

Matthew 6:19-24

Giving as Service for Gospel Advance

Philippians 4:10-20